VentureWell was founded in 1995 as the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) and rebranded in 2014 to underscore its impact as an education network that cultivates revolutionary ideas and promising inventions. A not-for-profit organization reaching more than 200 universities, VentureWell is the leader in funding, training, coaching and early investment that brings student innovations to market. Inventions created by VentureWell grantees are reaching millions of people in more than 50 countries and helping to solve some of our greatest 21st century challenges.
Founded with support from the Lemelson Foundation, VentureWell also receives substantial funding from the National Science Foundation, the United States Agency for International Development, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and other funders. We are a growing organization with an annual budget of $10 million dollars.
VentureWell is located in the beautiful Pioneer Valley/Five College area in Western Massachusetts. We offer competitive pay and generous benefits including insurance, paid time off, and retirement.
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Director, Entrepreneurship and Venture Development - Senior Leadership role for VentureWell’s Early Stage Entrepreneurship (E-Teams) and our National Science Foundation/I-Corps initiatives, with responsibility for staff and program management and building strategic partnerships. Read more.
Sr. Program Officer, Early Stage Venture Development – This individual will lead the overall development of our E-Team Program, an initiative that provides entrepreneurship training and early stage venture funding to student teams. The role involves setting and implementing strategic objectives, managing staff and projects, and participating in all aspects of the program, from teaching through engagement with the early stage venture funding community. Read more.
Sr. Program Officer, National Innovation Network - This individual will be responsible for managing the National Science Foundation/VentureWell National Innovation Network, a collaboration that helps university researchers fast track their technological innovations and bring their discoveries to people who need them. Read more.
Graphic Designer/Marketing Communications Associate - Reporting to the Director of Communications, this individual will develop print- and web-based materials for a wide variety of VentureWell’s programs and projects. Read more.
IT Support Specialist - Manage and support the technology infrastructure for VentureWell and its staff. Read more.